I am a painter. I like to paint intricate details, patterns and organic shapes. I almost always paint on wood because I think it is nature’s most beautiful pattern. I obsess over color schemes and symmetry; and I rarely finish a piece without adding gold to it. I create out of spontaneity as well as careful planning. I am instinctual, yet meticulous. I am cautious, yet trusting. I am whimsical, yet logical. Tension in its many contexts and forms fascinates me and drives much of my creativity. Using intricate details, symmetrical patterns, organic shapes, and sometimes text I embrace tension and portray it in a new light. Often producing work that is playful, creepy, sometimes awkward, I invite the viewer to be drawn in and take from it what they may.